It's going to get worse. This is not a defeatist attitude but a scriptural one. My fear is that the church is not ready for the evil that is to come against us. This whole notion of a RAPTURE is nonsense. There is no rapture,but their is a RESURRECTION/RAPTURE. It occurs at the 2nd coming. Every mention of his coming back for His saints is always at the end after the tribulation. Matt.24:29-31; the last ( final ) trumpet 1Cor.15:50-58. There is much more so I will direct you to my website: under vision/ mission and; "going through the tribulation". The purpose of our life is to be conformed into Christ's image; not the beast's image. Phil.1:28-30. This involves suffering for our Lord which may be confiscation of monies, properties; Heb.10:34; even to resist unto death. Heb.12:1-8. This does not sit well with a get out of danger mentality rapture. Have you ever meditated on why the tribulation saints go through the tribulation, but we today are EXEMPT. If as many teach the rapture of the church takes place in Rev.4:1,2; then why does the Lord Jesus say in Rev.22:16: I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David,and the bright and morning star. Finally brethren, this whole anti-christ, sodomite world movement is to bring the wrath of God upon the wicked and purify the saints to meet their Bride Groom; Rev.3:18.                                                                         2Thes.2:8    And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:...  2Thes.2:13                                                                   His servant, Peter